Scholarships and Grants
Institutional Scholarships and Grants
Gardner-Webb University offers the following Institutional Scholarships and Grants:
|Trustee Scholarship||Dean's Scholarship|
|Presidential Scholarship||Achievement Scholarship|
|Provost Scholarship||Challenge Grant|
Scholarship and Grant award amounts range from $3,000 to $12,500 depending on the student’s academic profile and whether the student is an on campus resident or off campus commuter. In order to determine the amount of institutional scholarship or grant you are eligible to receive, you must first apply and be accepted to Gardner-Webb. Your award amount will be included in your acceptance letter from the Undergraduate Admissions Office. Institutional scholarships require a student to be enrolled full time (12 hours or more) and maintain a grade point average in accordance with the institution’s Scholarship Maintenance Policy.
A competition is held in late January to determine the recipients of the following scholarships:
Presidential Fellows* – Value full tuition, room and board $32,190 (5 recipients)
Applicant must reside on campus, be enrolled full time and maintain a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.5.
Academic Fellows - Value full tuition $24,250 (5 recipients)
Applicant must reside on campus, be enrolled full time and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.5.
University Fellows – Value 80% of tuition $19,400 (2 recipients)
Applicant must reside on campus, be enrolled full time and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.5
Scholarships are awarded for a maximum of eight semesters. Scholarships do not cover costs for additional credits taken, summer school charges or other program costs such as GEM.
*Outside sources of federal and state aid such as Pell, NC Need Based Scholarship, will reduce the value of the Presidential Fellows Scholarship.
Performance Based ScholarshipsAthletic Scholarships are awarded by each individual coach and shared with the Financial Planning Office. Gardner-Webb University (GWU) offers scholarships for the following sports: men and women’s basketball, golf, soccer, swimming, tennis, track, men’s baseball, football and wrestling and women’s softball and volleyball. Any questions concerning eligibility for a scholarship should be directed to the coach of the sport of interest.
Honors Music Scholarships are awarded based on a student’s performance from an on campus audition. The Music faculty selects recipients and shares them with the Financial Planning Office. Scholarships are renewed based on performance throughout the academic year.
Marching Band Scholarships are awarded by the band director and shared with the Financial Planning Office. The award amount is $1000 and is based on participation in the band.
The scholarships mentioned below have a separate application process are awarded based on specific criteria but can be on top of other academic scholarships. If you have further questions regarding these scholarships, please contact your admissions counselor.
Baptist Leadership Scholarship is awarded to selected students who are members of North Carolina Baptist churches cooperating with the NC Baptist State Convention. The funds are awarded and provided by the NCBSC. A separate online application must be completed prior to April 1 (must reapply each year).
Board of Minister’s Scholarship is awarded by a member of the Board of Ministers. The application must be submitted by May 1 to the Financial Planning Office. The award amount is $250 per year.
Christian Service Organization is awarded to those students preparing for full time Christian vocational service. The application must be completed as well as the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Award amounts vary from $1000 - $3000 depending upon the students demonstrated financial need as determined by the results of the (FAFSA).
Church Matching Scholarship is awarded to those students submitting the application on or before May 1. GWU will match a scholarship from a Southern Baptist Church up to $2500*.*(If GWU aid exceeds $10,000 the scholarship will not be matched).
Minister’s Dependent Scholarship is awarded to a dependent student of a full time minister of a SBC or CBF Church or an ordained, full time employee of a Baptist State Convention or agency. The application deadline is May 1, and the award amount is $1000.
CampusRN has $15,000 in Scholarships Available to Nursing & Allied Health Students.
Scholarship Maintenance is reviewed at the end of each academic year. All scholarships require full time enrollment, and the award amount is based on housing status.If you choose to move off campus, please contact the Financial Planning Office to determine how your scholarship/other awards will be affected.
The GPA requirement for each scholarship is listed below. If your cumulative GPA is below the required minimum, you will be placed on Scholarship Probation for the fall semester. You will be eligible to receive your scholarship while on probation, however, if at the end of the fall term you have not achieved the required GPA your scholarship will be rescinded for the spring semester.
Presidential Fellows, Academic Fellows and University Fellows* must maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 at the end of each academic year, reside on-campus, and be enrolled full time.
|Great Choice Scholarships*||2.8|
Please note: Nursing students must remain in good standing in the Nursing program in lieu of the above stated GPAs to retain scholarship funds.
* Great Choice Scholarships (Gardner, Elliott, Cantrell) requires on campus residency. If a student chooses to move off campus, scholarship eligibility will be forfeited.
You may appeal the loss of your scholarship by writing a letter to the Associate Director of Financial Planning. It is important to remember that extenuating circumstances must be fully documented. Please contact the Financial Planning Office if you have any questions concerning the appeal process.